Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund invests in new ideas to improve the welfare of working equines and the lives of those communities that depend on them.

Women in Burkina Faso making liquid fertiliser from donkey dung as part of INADES project

Brooke’s Innovation Fund exists to address persistent problems affecting working equids in new and effective ways. Let us fund new successes – or meaningful failures!

Objectives of the Innovation Fund are to:

1. Pilot new approaches that have potential for scale-up in future Brooke work.

2. Gather learnings around what has and hasn’t been successful, to inform our work globally

3. Develop capacity within Brooke for managing and reporting on grants

4. Promote peer-to-peer learning and reflection

As we focus on our Strategic plans for the future, it is important that we learn from small scale initiatives that have the potential to influence Brooke work, and improve the lives of animals in innovative ways.

Funded projects are all pilots and we expect to fund initially for no longer than 12 months. They should clearly trial something new, within the local context, or do something in a new way and have a vision for scale-up if they are successful.

We will not fund work that focuses on existing programmes, nor fund projects that simply replicate existing models or approaches. In short, Brooke’s Innovation Fund looks for fresh ideas and approaches for mutual learning and improved Animal Welfare.


Proposals should come directly from Brooke’s country programme teams; unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from external agencies directly. If you are working with a Brooke team and have an innovative idea, please discuss this with your Brooke contact.